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The Vase (Art or Cheat?)

The Vase (Art or Cheat?)


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  • Well John, if music is considered an art and pickling a sheep is considered an art, who is to say that this is not art? Perhaps it is art/crafting. Incidentally out of curiosity, you say that you put an effect over the whole image - what did that entail? It looks lovely anyway.

    Posted by Adele Elgood on Fri 13 May 18:14:28
  • Hi Adele. An effect is just one of a collection of textures that can be overlaid on a digital image. Thank you for your input.

    Posted by John Inkson on Fri 13 May 18:30:11
  • I suppose it's still using props and a medium to create an image that is pleasing to the eye. Whether you get the same satisfaction in producing it, is a personal thing.
    Personally I would rather see the brush marks and paint textures but I think you still need skill to produce an image in this way.
    You need composition, palette, lighting and application as in a traditional piece of art.....I would vote 'art'.

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Fri 13 May 18:33:33
  • Thank you Fiona, you get the FIVE STARS.

    Posted by John Inkson on Fri 13 May 18:36:43
  • well its an interesting still life the thing is how much passion is involved ,now if it were a lovely feathered friend preferably with a red breast !!!

    Posted by David Harrison on Fri 13 May 18:44:04
  • It's lovely. Could you recreate this in watercolour?

    Posted by Ellen Mooney on Fri 13 May 18:55:08
  • David this is serious, With your artistic background you should be able to give some glowing consideration.

    Posted by John Inkson on Fri 13 May 19:07:47
  • Ellen, I would do it in oils.

    Posted by John Inkson on Fri 13 May 19:08:53
  • I would say definitely art, just a different sort to painting. It still fits the definition of art in my dictionary - 'an expression of creative skill in visual form'. I'm always asking the same question when I use photo collage in a painting - I tend to think it of as cheating, but am constantly told that anything goes as long as you're honest about how you achieve it!

    Posted by Jenny Harris on Fri 13 May 19:20:34
  • I agree with Fiona, people compose things with a collage like with pictures or fabrics and you make a picture of it, its the same sort of thing surely, yep its most definitely art.

    Posted by Jenny Meadows on Fri 13 May 19:20:53